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Feminist highs and lows of the first decade of the 2000s.

Incarcerated women have achieved a string of victories against inhumane treatment in childbirth. But what about access to healthcare for all pregnant women in prison, not just those in labor?

Can a tax on breast enhancements and liposuction be channeled to benefit the public good?

We can't stop looking at our first female political train wreck.

A Canadian judge allows the International Olympic Committee to trump Canadian equal rights law and keep women ski jumpers out of the Vancouver Olympics.

"Mainstreaming" a focus on women into all of the United Nations' work never happened. So will an agency for women ever get off the ground?

Is the campaign to fight female genital mutilation meeting new resistance not only in traditional societies but among Western anthropologists?

Another complication in healthcare reform legislation has emerged: so far, it fails to require insurers to cover basic preventive services for women, including contraception.

First feminism was dead because it was a "failure"; now it's dead because it was such a success.

Women belong at the center of the debate over the Afghan war, not on the margins.

Blogs

If only the gender wage gap weren’t caused by discrimination. But the data says otherwise.

August 15, 2012

Political disagreement hurts most when it hits close to home.

August 13, 2012

Where Mitt Romney has been vague, Paul Ryan has long been very specific about his support for policies that take a disproportionate toll on women.

August 13, 2012

It’s more important for girls to be angry at our misogynist culture than to “love themselves.”

August 2, 2012

Sequestration cuts will hit women fastest and hardest.

July 30, 2012

This vulnerable group could be left high and dry just when they should be trying to save for retirement.

July 23, 2012

A few high school students organizing online are helping push women’s equality back into the conversation about the presidential debates.

July 20, 2012

Yahoo’s appointment of a female CEO is historic, but that doesn’t mean she’s coming in with plans to blaze trails for other women.

July 18, 2012

Low-income women were expected to be among the biggest beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. Now that’s at risk.

July 17, 2012

Rape jokes that expose the cruelty of the act can be funny. Tosh’s wasn’t. 

July 16, 2012